Big Ed Barnham is back! Portland's self-proclaimed (and uncontested) "leading provider of ceramic demi-humans, lawn jockeys, wrought-iron yard sculpture, glittering orbs, moonshine, and tax advice" is back with another season of the web series, Big Ed Barnham's One of a Kind Big Find of the Week. The videos will air over the course of 15 weeks, with a premiere party on Wednesday, March 18, at Kickstand Comedy Space.
Big Ed Barnham is an alter ego of local comedian Scott Rogers. The videos are sort of Antiques Roadshow meets Hee Haw meets the glory days of comedy open mic at Suki's. They're short, snappy, weird, and fun, as Big Ed describes and tries to sell his exquisite finds from rummage and estate sales while he navigates the bumps and hiccups of everyday life. Rogers plays Ed with a folksy deadpan that nails rural America; his understanding and affection make the character absolutely compelling. Rogers himself is from small-town Kentucky, but Big Ed could just as easily be selling his wares from an old barn in any small town across the country. If you missed the first season (a lot of us did; it wasn't heavily promoted), you can catch up at bigedbarnham.com.